Discrimination between Human rInsulin and endogenous Insulin

Craig Webster cwebster at broombio.demon.co.uk
Thu May 7 07:51:52 EST 1998

In article <6ipja5$gm0 at net.bio.net>, Larry Winger
<Larry.Winger at ocl.ac.uk> writes
>An obvious question, perhaps, but I wonder whether standard assays for
>insulin can discriminate between recombinant insulin and endogenous
The usual way is to measure a c-peptide at the same time as the insulin.
As you probably know c-peptide is produced from the cleavage of pro-
insulin which does not occur with recombinant insulin.

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